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Old 03-30-2012, 08:49 PM   #1
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Plasti dip help

Ok Im going to plasti dip my decklid and the lower bumper this weekend. Please poast any advice and pics!! I have never done plasti dip so I will need any advice out there.

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Old 03-31-2012, 12:06 AM   #2
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Well tbh I plasti dipped once and I didn't like it at all. When I removed the stuff some of the overspray got into the scratches of my car and it's very easy to see them now. And unless u spray it right and do it perfect it won't look cheep. Maybe I'm just bad at that stuff. But If I were you I wuld not even bother using that stuff man. I did my deck lid and lower bumper as well. And it looked great but also just looked cheap up close. And the plasti dip can be a hassle at times.

But one thing I learned it when you spray it. Peel the tape right when you spray it. DO NOT let the dip dry because it will peel off with the tape.

But I regret dipping my car.

Here's two pics of when I dipped my car
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it looked great but also just looked cheap up close.

But one thing I learned it when you spray it. Peel the tape right when you spray it. DO NOT let the dip dry because it will peel off with the tape
I cannot disagree with you more on this topic. I know people have talked about peeling it as soon as you spray it, but that is causing rushing, and rushing will never turn out well.

The proper route for best results, and non cheap looking finishes. is to properly mask off. Take your time. Then when your ready to peel it, take a razor blade and lightly cut along the edge of the tape. LIGHTLY being the key word.

My car is holding up perfectly fine and I have yet to have a single person tell me it looks cheap. So again take your time and you will appreciate the nice outcome.

if you have questions man lemme know
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Really disagree, peel the tape as soon as spraying is complete and retape when dry for the cleanest lines. If you use a razor you risk the chance of scratching the paint and also your going to get at the very least peeled edge lines
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:42 AM   #5
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I did my decklid earlier in the week, and here are some things i ran into.

1) Overspray. Mask it off, not only with tape, but a bit of news paper. That stuff is annoying as hell to rub off if it gets where its not supposed to.

2) Dripping. Dont spray on too much at once, especially on the deck lid, because it is very easy to see if it runs. It dries in a big ole glob. Spray a thin film first, let it dry a bit, then do another coat. Dont rush on it because it will drip.

3) the tape. I pulled it off a little too late, and it did in fact peel off with the tape, so i re-did it. I peeled it off quicker, but the lines were not As crisp as i wanted. So i lightly did the razor thing free hand to crisp it up a bit. I would suggest doing the razor before taking off the tape as mentioned before, wish i would've done that.

Doesn't look AMAZING because A) i have painted a total of zero times in my life, which is why i chose plastidip on it, and B), because i tried to do it when there was decent wind. But if you take your time it looks nice. Just my two cents.
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Really disagree, peel the tape as soon as spraying is complete and retape when dry for the cleanest lines. If you use a razor you risk the chance of scratching the paint and also your going to get at the very least peeled edge lines
im just going off of the fact that I have used more cases of this stuff than most people have used cans.

dont listen to me thats fine.
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im just going off of the fact that I have used more cases of this stuff than most people have used cans.

dont listen to me thats fine.
What type of razor do you use?
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Couple of tips. Make sure you are the right distance away when spraying. Too far awa will give you a very rough texture. Too close will be too heavy and could cause running. Go very light on your first couple coats. You should still be able to see the color underneath on the first coat. Practice on something else first without a lot of surface area so you can get the feel of it and how different things affect the way it looks. Have some goo gone on hand. I removed some from my car and had no problems.
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Don't get discouraged if there's lines in it or if the texture is rough of bubbly it will smooth out and even out after like 6 coats. Just keep adding on coats until you get to the smooth looking finish. I had to use 6 before the paint looked smooth. I need to go back and add one or two coats to the hood still
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Mine was fine
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Dipped my rear about a year n a half ago n still holds strong (:

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